Law Office of Marc N. Blumenthal

Law Office of Marc N. Blumenthal

The Law Office of Marc N. Blumenthal represents businesses both at startup phase and active businesses; transactions and litigation matters.

Firm Overview

A great deal of the practice focuses upon franchise and trademark issues, where Mr. Blumenthal's extensive knowledge of franchise, business and intellectual property law often intersect. Franchisors and franchisees, as well as enterprises wishing to secure maintain and protect their trademarks, rely on Mr. Blumenthal's counsel to avoid pitfalls and maximize their potential for profit and growth. Mr. Blumenthal is available to assist new clients on issues related to:
-Franchise law
-Intellectual property
-Business/Corporate law

Straightforward advice from a knowledgeable Chicago attorney:
Mr. Blumenthal possesses a broad range of experience that crosses multiple industries. He is very mindful of his clients' interests, as he attempts to alert them to traps along the path. A detail-oriented, strategic planner, Mr. Blumenthal not only counsels his clients regarding immediate, acute concerns but also anticipates potential setbacks and works to set clients on firm foundation for lasting success.

Dependable service from a dedicated litigator:
Mr. Blumenthal's clients find him extremely accessible. Whether the task is transactional work, litigation, mediation or arbitration, Mr. Blumenthal's skilled legal service inspires confidence. Mr. Blumenthal has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer on several occasions: in 2007 and 2012 for Franchise/Dealership law and in 2008 in the Corporate Counsel edition.

Main Office

Main Office
20 South Clark Street, Suite 500
Chicago IL 60603




Trusted business ally

Whether you are planning to start or are expanding your business in Illinois, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. The Law Office of Marc N. Blumenthal assists individuals and small and medium sized businesses with:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Corporate minutes and other records
-Contract review and development
-Contractual disputes
-Buy-sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Marc N. Blumenthal is well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation or arbitration becomes necessary, he works tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams:
A focus of the firm is helping clients start their own businesses. Mr. Blumenthal drafts and reviews your business plans, initial corporate documents, leases, loan documents and other obligations, and provides counsel in these areas, and others that may arise. Once your business has been established, he will continue to provide counsel when needed.

Helping business owners move forward:
Mr. Blumenthal works closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. He often negotiates and drafts contracts and buy-sell agreements, assists with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represents businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. Mr. Blumenthal is a seasoned negotiator and litigator, who knows how to best represent your financial interests to successfully resolve your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom. Mr. Blumenthal strives for amicable resolution, but will litigate or arbitrate if necessary, and if in his client's best interest.

Marc N. Blumenthal

Law Office of Marc N. Blumenthal


Practice areas:
-Franchises and Franchising
-Franchise and Related Agreements
-Franchise and Trademark Litigation
-Trade Dress
-Business Law
-Buying and Selling of Businesses
-Business Formation
-Business Litigation

-Louisiana, 1981
-Illinois, 1986

-Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1981
-Tulane University, B.A., 1975

Associations & memberships:
Louisiana State Bar Association

Representative Cases:
-Collier v. Murphy, 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 23632
-Genin, Trudeau & Co., Limited v. Integra Development International and Zak Designs, Inc. 845 F. Supp. 611 (N.D. IL. 1994)
-Hengel v. Hot 'n Now, Inc. et al, 825 F.Supp. 1311 N.D. IL (1993)
-Jensen v. Quik, 213 Ill. 2d 119 (2004)
-Kissinger Inc. v. Singh, 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 23265 (W.D. Mich. 2003)
-Aprile v. Global, 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 327 (N.D. Ill. 2005)

-Corporate Counsel, Chart House, Inc. (Diversifoods, Inc.) and Entre Computer Centers, Inc., 1981 1985
-Speaker and Co-Author: "Avoiding and Addressing Wrongful Termination of Your Franchise" and "Don't Give Away The StoreThe Purchase and Sale of a Franchise," American Franchisee Association Legal Symposium, 2001
-Co-Author: "To Litigate, Arbitrate or Mediate...That is the Question!" American Franchisee Association Quarterly (Volume 1, Issue 3, Autumn, 1993)
-"The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing," November 1994 VIEWS-Periodical for the National Association of 7-Eleven Franchises.
-Author: "The Franchise Transfer from Hell," American Franchisee Association Blast Fax, March 2002
-Author: "Subway's Train Stopped, A Case Study," American Franchisee Association Blast Fax, April 2003.
-Founding Affiliate Member, American Franchisee Association
-Licensed Real Estate Broker, Illinois, 1994 (Inactive)


Tulane University Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1981